.by Anura Guruge
We have been getting promo e-mails for this for months. Given all the shows and concerts we attended in December, I was kind of ignoring them. Then this morning Deanna again got the $15 per seat opening night offer. So, I decided to go for it. For the last 2 years, rather than going to Disney on ice we had been going to the ‘Educational Theatre Collaborative‘ (ETC) production at Plymouth State University: ‘Peter Pan‘ (2011) and ‘The Wild Swans‘ (2012). This year’s show was about the history of Plymouth. Since we are not from Plymouth I knew the kids would not be impressed if I took them to it. So, Disney on Ice was the make-up.
I had to go through damn TicketMaster for the $15 tickets — given that we were not going to be going anywhere close to Manchester in the next few weeks. I hate TicketMaster, I really do. I could only find individual seats, but I managed to get 4 in a cluster, quite close to the ice. I was hell-bent on not paying more than $15 — since that was the offer. Plus we have had great luck with cheap seats at the Verizon, especially with the circus. When all was said and done, and I chose the $2 EXTRA ‘home printing option’, we ended up paying $23.50 per ticket — $8.50 markup per ticket by bloody TicketMaster. That is a 57% markup. I was not happy. But, since it was TicketMaster I always expect to be raped. Yes, I know they have been sued. Most times I just refuse to buy tickets through them. For the circus we always drive down to get the tickets.
.by Anura Guruge
Here is the NEW (as of January 17) link to the game.
This is the actual link:
Kind of saw this Google ‘doodle‘ by accident earlier tonight (actually first thing in the morning since I am posting this around 12:30 am on January 16th). Wasn’t sure what it was. Put my mouse over it. “Frank Zamboni’s 112th birthday“. Since I am not into ice skating, in any shape or form, coming from very tropical Ceylon, it took me a second to remember where I had heard that name.
On a whim I clicked on the doodle. Took me the Google Full Page search. Clicked on the Zamboni logo and bang … a game. Quite cute. It will probably be gone tomorrow (Jan. 17).